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Comment Re:I don't care if it's been slow (Score 1) 220

The demise really isnt that slow when you consider how long and heavily entrenched it has been.

As better alternatives continue to arrive, it will continue to dwindle until only a few die-hards are left. In the end it will only be found on dead unmaintained websites and in archival works.

Seen it happen before. It was called RealPlayer.

Comment Re:Reflects poorly (Score 1) 1223

But he recanted... so all is well...

It shouldn't matter a wit, what Linus' political opinion is, any more than the brand of car he drives. But for some, it will.

Its not like the community condones murder just because some people like/use ReiserFS... But some refuse to use the fs for that reason alone.

In the end, his comments, or anyone else's for that matter, reflect upon the community only as much as the reader thinks they do. You cant change that.

Comment Re:Unblock requests (Score 1) 167

Good luck paying customer service to handle requests to reset these blocks once your customers forget their passwords

Typically there is an account 'lock' mechanism in place before the IP block. Something along the lines of answering 5 personal questions to unlock the account for n-more attempts, But guess who still gets to handle issues of not remembering 'Your favorite TV show ?' Especially when its been years since you answered that question last...

once an attacker gets hold of a particular customer's username and intentionally fails to block the legitimate user.

Not an issue, unless the attacker is at the same IP as the legit user.

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